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February 12, 2018 : "Image, Word, and Melody" event features artist reception and musical performance

by Tea' Egleberry


ArtreceptionOhio University Lancaster Friends of the Library host Image, Word, and Melody, an artist reception and musical performance Thursday, February 22. The event will feature work by local artist Aaron Leu, and performances by Scott Minar, Patrick Drumm, and Franco Guerriero.


“Music & art, together with alumni and friends. Who could ask for anything more?“ Library Director and one of the event organizers, Judy Carey Nevin said.


The evening will begin with a reception of Aaron Leu’s paintings and artwork. Aaron Leu is an artist located in Lancaster, and his work is currently on display in the Raymond Wilkes Art Gallery for this Spring semester. Leu’s oil on maple painting can be described as colorful, vibrant and lively. This event will be a great opportunity to see the featured work of Leu, and to get to know an artist that is a part of Lancaster’s local arts community. The artist reception will begin at 5:15 pm. Faculty members, student, and members of the community are welcome to come join the reception, to enjoy the artwork, beverages, and hors-d'oeuvres in the Ray Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.


Following the reception, Ohio University Lancaster faculty members, Scott Minar, Patrick Drumm, and Franco Guerriero will perform music, while giving the audience demonstrations about how songwriting, creating music, and playing music works. The performances and demonstrations will begin at 6:15, after a brief welcome and introduction.


Image, Word, and Melody: An Art Show and Music/Songwriting Demonstration hope to bring together the OUL community to experience an evening full of music, arts, and & culture in an interactive and unique way.


This exhibition is on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall throughout sprimg semester and will be on display through April.


The Friends of the Library organization was created in 1985 by Library Director Hannah V. McCauley. The mission of the Friends of the Library is to extend quality library and information services, generate funding for special materials and programs, and increase community awareness. The programs are funded by memberships which start at $20 for individuals ($10 for senior citizens). More information at